Monthly Archives: August 2022

Returning Mothers Conference 2022


The goal of the Returning Mothers Conference is to encourage and support individuals in returning to the workforce. By putting up a conference that focuses on entrepreneurial training and business setup support, the conference supports individuals who want to maintain their professional lives. Additionally, it offers a very interactive platform to foster communication, creativity, and teamwork for the select group’s empowerment, engagement, and development of innovative minds. The conference discusses how to connect attendees with businesses that are eager to hire women and welcome them back into the national or international workforce. The conference deliberately provides an interface to those who want to resume their careers and have the chance to build their own businesses and exercise their creative sides.



IEEE Returning Mothers conference is dedicated to helping those who want to get back to work. The main goals of this conference, which is primarily for individuals looking to return to the workforce, particularly in the fields of science and engineering, are to act as an intermediate between those seeking employment and the businesses that are interested in hiring them as well as to support those seeking employment by giving them entrepreneurship training and assisting these emerging entrepreneurs in launching their own startups. In addition, RMC fosters returning citizens who want to re – launch their careers. Concisely, Returning Mothers conference aims to serve as a cooperative and interactive platform that trains participants’ minds and equips them for the future.


IEEE Returning Mothers Conference hopes to serve as a platform for helping those who are returning to the workforce by providing them with everything they need to find employment. In particular, the conference wants to boost the number of women returning to the workforce, expand the opportunities for people to start their own businesses, and encourage more employers to take on returning workers. In a nutshell, RMC envisions to improve the quality of life and be a stepping stone in these individual’s lives.



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2022 Challenges and Opportunities: Women’s Roles in Digital Era


The “Women’s Roles in Digital Era” webinar will give insight on how professional female engineers can lead and significantly contribute to the digital era, tell us the challenges they might face and how to overcome them to succeed in the digital world. This webinar will help others to learn by example from other expert engineers and help them steadfast and continue the journey. Engineers from academia and industry will tell us about the different opportunities which will empower us to pursue further opportunities in the different areas of interest. Male engineers will show how they support women in their career and how they can be role models for others to advance women in technology.


Sign up via Eventbrite: 2022 Challenges and Opportunities: Women’s Roles in Digital Era Tickets, Fri 26 Aug 2022 at 13:00 | Eventbrite


The event has been successfully held and you can watch it below:

IEEE Algeria Section Activities January-April 2022

A new breath has been brought to the IEEE Algeria Section by the new office which was elected by the end of January, where many activities have been launched for the promotion and the enlargement of the membership within the whole country.


The IEEE Algeria section is technical sponsoring many international conference locally and abroad where many IEEE members are involved.


The more active chapter within the Section is the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Chapter which organized many workshops along the year and a summer school is schedules to be organized next July.


IEEE Student Branch University of Boumerdes is the first IEEE student branch in Algeria founded in 2016, located at the institute of electrical and electronic engineering university of Boumerdes. Indeed, The IEEE Student Branch University of Boumerdes organized several activities from January 2022 to April 2022, which can be summarized as follows:





1- Let’s Talk mars with Pr. NOUREDDINE MELIKSHI where we discussed curiosity and perseverance missions.

2- Techknowledge: a series of technical webinars aimed to introduce student to new technologies that they need in future including: Quantum computing, Cisco systems


Continuous trainings:


1- Deep learning training: participants learnt basics of programming techniques then practicing them through a set of labs to help them get started with deep learning.

2- PCB Design: a series of workshops targeting beginners in circuit design, modeling and PCB design.

3- Graphic Day: graphic design training for beginners finished with a challenge and winners got the chance to volunteer with our SB.

4- Machine Learning Bootcamp aimed to develop our member’s skills in machine learning followed by a 30days of programming challenges to put our student skills into action.


IEEE programs:


1- IEEE PES DAY 2022: we have three ambassador from our SB, we organized REMENA gathering to talk about energy situation in MENA region, as well as webinars in smart grids and grid protection training.

2- IEEE Smart Cities Week 2022 in collaboration with Tipasa smart cities we organized a week of conferences, webinars and challenges in different smart cities topics.




1- 4 of our members won She’s in tech entrepreneurship challenge in Fintech category.

2- One of our members in finalist of Innovate FPGA competition organized by INETEL.


IEEE Computer Society SUPCOM SB Chapter Chair

With Meta’s announcement to invest in the Metaverse, the world’s interest has shifted toward AR/VR technologies. IEEE Sup’Com Student Branch, in collaboration with IEEE SMU Student Branch, Vsober and Talan decided to join in on this movement. We are currently planning a first-of-its-kind event: The Metaverse Tunisian Summit. The 3-day conference will take place from September the 30th to October the 2nd and will tackle an emerging technology: Augmented Reality and XR technologies.


We are targeting 300 participants from Tunisia and the MENA Region. The event is intended for students and engineers passionate about AR/VR technologies. The explorers and the less experienced will participate in virtual webinars before the start of the Summit and attend panels, workshops, and exhibitions during the Summit. The Exhibition will feature the solutions provided by startups and companies. A first experience to get in touch with this technology’s applications. The passionate and the experienced will participate in a Hackathon to implement their knowledge and come up with cutting-edge technology solutions.


The hackathon will start virtually before the Summit and will continue face to face. The winners may have the chance to attend and present their ideas during the Francophonie, held this year by Tunisia to gather people from French-speaking countries and allow them to expose different accomplishments.

WIE International Leadership Summit Tunisia 2022

IEEE Sup’Com WIE Affinity Group is glad to announce that the second edition of WIE International Leadership Summit in Tunisia will be held from the 10th to the 11th of September 2022.


The IEEE WIE International Leadership Summits are small- to medium-scale events held locally worldwide and focused on Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Emerging/Disruptive Technology. WIE Summits provide regional opportunities for networking, mentorship, training, and collaboration. ILS aims to provide a forum for women in technology to network with peers and gain insights from industry, entrepreneurship, academia, and government leaders. Attendees share their unique points of view through real-life projects and experiences, discuss lessons learned, identify challenges and limitations, and collaborate on critical skills for leadership development in projects in teams. Up to ten WIE Summits will be conducted globally in 2022 in different countries.


ILS Tunisia 2022 will include panels with international speakers, team building activities, workshops, mentoring sessions, and a competition. The event will focus in all its parts on “The empowerment of women in rural areas”. ILS Tunisia 2022 is a two-day catalytic experience of rich learning, new ideas, fresh perspective, and inspiring stories from leading experts spanning a wide range of fields and backgrounds.


Join us to learn more invaluable leadership insights, further your professional development, create evergreen strategies for tomorrow’s challenges.


IEEE MELECON 2024 – Porto – Portugal – 25-27 June 2024

IEEE MELECON 2024 ( is one of the flagship conferences of IEEE Region 8 and will be held in Portugal, Porto on 25-27 June of 2024, supported by the IEEE Portugal Section. IEEE MELECON 2024 is a major international forum presenting design methodologies, techniques, and experimental results in emerging electro-technologies. It is one of the flagship conferences of the IEEE Region 8 (the largest region of IEEE including Europe, Africa, and Middle East). It is expected to bring together researchers and practitioners from different fields of Electrical Engineering with special focus on challenging and emerging issues in the fields of Power, Energy, and Power Electronics, Smart Industry and Manufacturing, Future Healthcare, and Digital Transformation.. The technical program will include plenary sessions, regular technical sessions, special sessions, panels, tutorials, and special events devoted to students and young professionals, Women in Engineering, entrepreneurs and industries.


Save the date and join us for IEEE MELECON 2024 ( at the Alfândega do Porto Congress Centre, Porto, Portugal.


The 12th IEEE Iran Section Awards Ceremony

The award ceremony was held virtually in the Zoom cloud platform with the presence of Prof. Saifur Rahman, 2022-2023 IEEE Director-Elect, electrical and electronics prestigious professors from all over Iran, industry entrepreneurs, and deans, counselors, and student branches.



The ceremony had 600 registrants and 350 unique participants in the Zoom session in addition to more than 100 live Instagram users on the IEEE Iran section Instagram page. In the beginning, the host welcomed all prestigious guests around the world and started the session officially. IEEE Iran section 2019-2020 board of directors was introduced to the audience by a video clip. Then Prof. Vahid Ahmadi IEEE Iran section chair appreciated Dr. Yazdanian, the ICT Research Institute chair, for all supports and collaborations with IEEE Iran Section. Plaque of appreciation handed over from IEEE Iran Section to Dr. Yazdanian. Prof. Ahmadi introduced Prof. Saifur Rahman, 2022-2023 IEEE Director-Elect by mentioning his academic career and invited him to distribute his talk. Prof. Rahman mentioned the great potentials of the IEEE Iran section and its active members whose remarkable work is entirely voluntary for other members’ growth. He is also talked about plans for IEEE members and the rule of IEEE in past, present, and future of human’s life.



It was time to introduce IEEE Iran section awards and a video clip to give specific details about each one was played. Then, IEEE Iran section Awards and Recognition Committee Chair, Prof. Jawad Faiz, started to give information about nominees of the 2021 awards. List of awards, giver, and recipients of them are:


• Lifetime Teaching Award: The late Prof. Shahrokh Farhangi from the University of Tehran, given by Prof. Jawad Faiz
• Lifetime Research Award: Prof. Hossein Hosseinian from the Amirkabir University of Technology, given by Prof. Ahmadreza Sharafat.
• Prof. Hakkak Award: Prof. Khashayar Mehrani from the Sharif University of Technology, given by Prof. Hakkak’s family.
• Prof. Jabehdar Award: Prof. Zainalabedin Navabi Shirazi from the University of Tehran, given by Prof. Parviz Jabehdar.
• Prof. Caro Lucas Award: Prof. Mohammad Reza Akbarzadeh Totonchi from the University of Mashhad, given by Prof. Reza Faraji Dana.
• Prof. Fakhraei Award: Prof. Vahid Ghafarinia from the University of Mashhad, given by Dr. Hadi Moradi.
• Industry Veteran Engineer Award: Eng. Hamidreza Keshavarz from Crouse Industries, given by Eng. Hossein Riazi.
• Top Entrepreneurs Award: Eng. Abdolreza Yaghoubzadeh from Pooyandegan Rah Saadat Co. , given by Prof. Hamid Soltanian Zadeh.
• Outstanding Student Branch Counselor Award: Dr. Sayed Amin Atabak from Shahr-e Kord Technical and Vocational College, given by Prof. Hossein Askarian Abyaneh.
• Women in Engineering Award: Dr. Leyla Mohammadi form Iran Telecommunication Research Center, given by Dr. Zohreh Azimifar
• Young Researcher Award: jointly Dr. Mohsen Hamzeh from the University of Tehran and Dr. Amin Aminzadeh Gohari from Khatam University, given by Prof. Mahmud Fotuhi Fiuzabad
• Best Ph.D. Thesis Award: Dr. Mahtab Khalilifar from Shahid Chamran University, given by Prof. Nosrat Granpayeh.
• Best M.Sc. Thesis Award: Jointly Engineer Mohammad Raispour from Amirkabir University of Technology, Engineer Hamed Lastjerdi from Sharif University of Technology, given by Dr. Mohammad Reza Yousefi.
• Best B.Sc. Thesis Award: Jointly Eng. Abolfazl Qiyasi Moghadam from Shamsipour Technical And Vocational College and Eng. Ali Ramezani from Amirkabir University of Technology, given by Dr. Maryam Tayefeh Mahmoudi.
• Outstanding B.Sc. Thesis Award: Jointly Engineer Danial Farajzadeh from Buein Zahra Technical University and Eng. Fatemeh Esmaili from Sahand University of Technology, given by Dr. Maryam Tayefeh Mahmoudi.
• Best Student Branch Award: Tarbiat Modares University, Counselor: Dr. Orouji and Chair: Bashir Falegari, given by Dr. Amir Abolfazl Suratgar.
• Outstanding Student Branch Award: Jointly, Shamsipour Technical And Vocational College Student Branch Counselor: Dr. Rezvanian, Chair: Eng. Abolfazl Qiyasi Moghadam, and Shahrekord Technical and Vocational University Student Branch, Counselor: Dr. Seyed Amin Atabak, Chair: Reza Goyandeh Najafabadi, given by Dr. Amir Abolfazl Suratgar.



The final words were from Eng. Mojgan Azizi, the IEEE Iran Section Web Development committee chair and the conductor of the 12th IEEE Iran Section Awards Ceremony Executive Team. She admired the relentless and unparalleled efforts of team members and noted there was not such a fabulous event without them. At last, A memorable group photo was taken with all the prestigious guests.


The professor of Amirkabir university and the head of the communication committee of the Iran section was selected as an IEEE featured author

Professor Gevork B. Gharehpetian, a professor at the department of Electrical Engineering of Amirkabir University of Technology and one of the most prominent researchers in the country in the field of smart grids and power systems, was introduced as the prominent author of IEEE. This professor of Amirkabir University of Technology has been selected by IEEE for his investigation of the topic “Improving frequency control of multiple micro-grids in distribution networks” in January 2022. The selection of this professor of Amirkabir University of Technology and two other outstanding professors from Ohio State University, USA and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, has been announced in IEEE Xplore. Professor Gevork B. Gharehpetian has so far managed to write more than 1,300 journal and conference articles with more than ten thousand citations in the field of power systems. Also, he is the author and translator of more than 15 domestic and international books and is among the first one percent of the world’s most cited scientists.

History Activities Operations Manual

Region 8 History Activities Operations Manual (Draft)

  1. Charter − R8M-6.1.16

    1. Mission

      To stimulate in the Region’s subunits the awareness and importance of history, the proper documentation of their history, and the organization of history-related activities.

    2. Composition

      The Region 8 History Activities Coordinator is appointed by the Region Director and serves as HA Committee Chair. The Committee may be formed only by corresponding members. Members are appointed by the Vice Chair − Member Activities from recommendations by the Region 8 OpCom as well as recommendations by the Region 8 N&A Committee.

    3. Statement of authority

      1. Document the Region’s history and make the documentation publicly available on the Region’s website and through the Engineering and Technology History Wiki.
      2. Support the Region’s subunits in properly documenting their history.
      3. Support the Region’s subunits in their history-related activities − such as (but not limited to) preparation of IEEE Milestones, arranging of Oral Histories, and organization of history-related meetings and conferences − and assist in establishing necessary contacts with relevant IEEE organizational units.
      4. Maintain a strong relation with the IEEE History Committee and the IEEE History Center.
  2. Reporting

    The History Activities Coordinator reports through the Region 8 Vice Chair − Member Activities and submits a report to the Region 8 Committee prior to its meetings. Current and previous reports are and remain available on the History Activities webpage.

    The Coordinator maintains two webpages: (i) the History Activities webpage with news about recent, current and upcoming history-related events that may be of interest to Region 8 and (ii) the History webpage, which pages are updated on a regular basis. Both pages have internal and external links to many documents. Note that updating the content of these pages − in particular the History webpage − is often restricted to updating the documents at the back end, so that the pages may seem rather static but the information that they provide is not!.

  3. Meetings

    Since the History Activities Committee has only corresponding members, meetings of the committee are generally held via teleconference.

  4. Programs

    1. Document the history of Region 8

      Documenting the history of Region 8 is based on the book ‘A short history of IRE Region 9 / IEEE Region 8’, which is available on the Engineering and Technology History Wiki (ETHW) and which is constantly updated. A short guide through the book is available on the Region 8 History webpage. This page offers also many lists and tables from the history book in the form of links to spreadsheets; the spreadsheets are updated throughout the year when changes and additions are required.

      To update the book and the spreadsheets, the Coordinator uses several resources and remains in contact with several IEEE Organizational Units, such as:

      • OU Analytics (History officers, Membership statistics)
      • MGA (Geographic Unit statistics)
      • ETHW (Milestones, Oral Histories, Section histories, …)
      • Region 8 News (anything that may be interesting for the Region’s history)
      • History Center (Milestones and Oral Histories)
      • History Committee meetings (Milestones and any history items that may be interesting for the Region)
      • Board of Directors meetings (Medals, Awards, and Milestone approvals)
      • MGA Board meetings (Awards, new Sections and Subsections)
      • Region 8 Committee meetings (Awards, new Sections and Subsections, approval of Region 8 conferences, …)

      Note that it is extremely rare that somebody takes the initiative to inform the Coordinator about relevant history items; the initiative should thus come from the Coordinator’s side.

    2. Support the Region’s subunits in documenting their history

      The Engineering and Technology History Wiki (ETHW) is a wiki-based platform that allows IEEE members and Organizational Units to collaboratively preserve and share their history (including, for instance, the history of individual IEEE Sections). ETHW hosts the Milestones, Oral Histories, and Archives programs, and also allows IEEE members to contribute to Wikipedia-style topic articles or to preserve their own First-Hand Histories.

      Sections and Subsections are urged to document their history on the appropriate space in ETHW: click on the Section’s or Subsection’s link in this spreadsheet). The Region 8 history book and the History webpage may serve as a source of information and inspiration on what to document. The Coordinator will be happy to assist Sections and Subsections in this important task and to help them in the process of realizing Milestones and Special Citations, Oral Histories, and First-Hand Histories.

    3. Milestones and Special Citations

      The IEEE Milestones program honors significant technical achievements in all areas associated with IEEE. It is a program of the IEEE History Committee, administered through the IEEE History Center. Milestones recognize the technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity found in unique products, services, seminal papers and patents. Milestones are proposed by any IEEE member, and are sponsored by an IEEE Organizational Unit, such as an IEEE Section, Society, Chapter or Student Branch. After recommendation by the IEEE History Committee and approval by the IEEE Board of Directors, a bronze plaque commemorating the achievement is placed at an appropriate site with an accompanying dedication ceremony.

      The IEEE History Committee also administers a Special Citation program to recognize events or institutions which − although not being technical achievements as defined by the Milestone Program − have contributed to the profession. Examples might be: museums or archives with substantial holdings pertaining to the history of electrical engineering and computing, the holding of a seminal conference, or the formation of a technical society.

      Sections are urged to propose Milestones for significant achievements that took place in their Section as well as Special Citations to recognize events or institutions that have contributed significantly to the profession. If necessary, a list of achievements suitable for Milestones is available, but we need volunteers – maybe a group of Life Members? – to work out a proposal. The Coordinator is always available for advice.

      The Coordinator closely follows the Milestone and Special Citation approval process as it goes through the IEEE History Committee by staying in contact with the IEEE History Center, by attending (via teleconference) the History Committee meetings and by closely monitoring the Milestones Status Report on ETHW, and reports about it in the History Activities webpage. Note that the Coordinator is the official liaison of Region 8 to the History Committee.

    4. Miscellaneous

      Started in Paris in 2008, HISTELCON (HISTory of ELectrotechnology CONference) is a flagship conference of Region 8 held every two years on the history of electrical engineering, electronics, computing, their applications, and their impact on humanity’s social development. Sections willing to organize a future HISTELCON can express their desire to the Conference Coordination Committee; please keep the History Activities Coordinator in the loop.

  5. Training

    The Coordinator participates in the Regional training on the request of Region 8 OpCom.

  6. Awards


  7. Contact

    As is mentioned on the History Activities webpage, the History Activities Committee can be contacted via the email alias [email protected].